1949 | Runza® was Founded

1st Runza® Drive Inn opens in Lincoln, NE near Pioneers Park. Founded by Sally Everett and her brother, Alex Brening.

The first Runza® location.
Donald Everett Sr.

1964 | Donald Everett Sr.

Sally Everett's son, Donald Everett Sr., begins working full time at Runza®.

The second Runza® location at 56th & Holdrege in Lincoln, NE.

1966 | Second Location

The second Runza® location opens at 56th & Holdrege in Lincoln, NE.  Donald Everett, Sr. purchases the trade name and incorporates Runza® Restaurants.

1980's tv

1979 | Advertising

Runza® begins advertising on TV.

Runza® meal in itself sign.

1979 | Franchising Starts

Runza® Restaurants begins franchising.

Runza® drive-thru-sign in the 1980's.

1980 | Car Hops

Car hops are replaced with drive-thru.